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Vatican Attack Provides Insight Into Anonymous

brilanon Catholic Child Abuse... For God (355 comments)

The priest class abducted the psychedelic sacraments that constituted man's ritual diet, taking knowledge of god from us, and claimed to have it hidden in reserve somewhere. The priests claimed to be able to barter with us for knowledge of god, the most precious thing we ever knew, so we started giving them everything we had, hoping for scraps of it. Knowledge of god was the most precious thing we ever knew. Priests are the ultimate muggers and cheats, the first capitalists. And what they claim to be trading with, their currency, is knowledge of god they in reality no longer have, but we miss it so badly, we'll give them anything in supplication to the lie

So they made the sacrament a placebo, the Eucharist, and told us the closest we'll come to god on our own is reading the Bible

You can still take mushrooms or acid and know god in your home, initiate yourself into adulthood the way man always has done, and have religion back, a living religion, not a 2000-years-dead one. That's all I need to say about this

Peace

more than 2 years ago
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Antibiotics Are Useless In Treating Most Sinus Infections

brilanon No shit (377 comments)

I tried amoxicillin for my sinus infection in its first year. Nothing happened, bar placebo effects, and now the infection is four years old and nothing can touch it. Maybe it's fungal. Maybe not. I just hope at least surgery can remove it, one day. It's annoying

more than 2 years ago
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Aderall Or Nothing: Anatomy of the Great Amphetamine Drought

brilanon Don't worry (611 comments)

They're manufacturing plenty of antipsychotics so the people who miss the functional enhancement of their amphetamines can instead enjoy a state of not caring about anything at all

more than 2 years ago
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Air Guns Shake Up Earthquake Monitoring

brilanon Holy shit (38 comments)

What is that really

more than 2 years ago
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Air Force Says Iran Didn't Down Drone

brilanon nt (248 comments)

What if they get the software

more than 2 years ago
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Chinese Officials Need a Better Photoshopper

brilanon Re:Multiple parody pictures (105 comments)

the original is probably also fake

the soviets did much better image doctoring than that, decades ago

more than 3 years ago
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Army's Huge SAP Project 'At High Risk'

brilanon Re:Wow (166 comments)

ty .

more than 3 years ago
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Army's Huge SAP Project 'At High Risk'

brilanon Re:Wow (166 comments)

ty

more than 3 years ago
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Army's Huge SAP Project 'At High Risk'

brilanon Re:Wow (166 comments)

(My three replies here are in reverse order for some reason)

more than 3 years ago
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Army's Huge SAP Project 'At High Risk'

brilanon Re:Wow (166 comments)

I'm serious, what does it stand for, and why does everyone seem to assume everyone else already knows. I'm a software developer but I work for myself and I've never heard of this

more than 3 years ago
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Army's Huge SAP Project 'At High Risk'

brilanon Wow (166 comments)

What the fuck is SAP

more than 3 years ago
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Using Old Linksys Routers to Control BBQ Smokers

brilanon boundary dissolution is psychedelic (118 comments)

"It's scary when you find two completely unrelated areas that you are passionate about merged."

But also mind-expanding

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Design Memory-Strengthening Implant

brilanon But Still (72 comments)

To be clear, I'm glad this new thing exists.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Design Memory-Strengthening Implant

brilanon Grr! My Scientology Brain Implant, Which Is Evil, (72 comments)

grr

forced me to take plasticized Dextromethorphan cough syrup ("Delsym") for fourteen days until I had a left frontal lobe hemorrhage!! THEY USED IT TO BLOW UP MY BRAIN. AND... now my working memory is devastated! This Memory Enhancing Implant is an even better development than the noise-cancelling implant I thought I'd need to make the first one go away. It could undo some of the damage! Ohhh

No-one listened to me! I complained about my scientology head chip for eight months before that happened! Now my brain hemorrhage is eight months old and allll of you let this happen! Oh, oh, ohhhhh....

Not fake, OK? Thanks >I >/ >3 :333

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Design Memory-Strengthening Implant

brilanon Good! My Scientology Brain Implant, Which Is Evil, (72 comments)

forced me to take plasticized Dextromethorphan cough syrup ("Delsym") for fourteen days until I had a left frontal lobe hemorrhage!! AND... now my working memory is devastated! This is an even better development than the noise-cancelling implant I thought I'd need to make the first one go away. It could undo some of the damage!

No-one listened to me! I complained about my scientology head chip for eight months before that happened! Now my brain hemorrhage is eight months old and allll of you let this happen! Oh, oh, ohhhhh....

Not fake, OK? Thanks :D

more than 3 years ago
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Construction On Spaceship Factory Set To Begin In the Mojave

brilanon Supply Demand (147 comments)

Why would they have plans on hand for orbital spacecraft, what would those do

If someone wants to mine the moon this is someone they can go to

Exciting junk

more than 3 years ago

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What if Real AI will be Born, not Built

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "A few years old now and approaching its second major version, Critterding is an artificial-life lab and physics sandbox where robotic "critters" evolve locomotion, vision and behaviours like fighting and foraging. It's a great way to teach yourself about evolution and neural nets, both of which I think are mind-expanding to understand.

Well, I forked Critterding at the end of 2009 to make a richer evolver called telepathic-critterdrug. There are numerous small new features and fixes but most importantly, I added five types of mind-altering drugs for them to distinguish from food, in the hopes that they would develop a ritual diet including them like ancient man, use them for utility like by favouring stimulants for faster foraging, or have an accelerated rise to language, art and religious feeling by dint of occasional intoxication.

So I have shown that evolved software can have its performance improved by being put on speed. A pretty amazing result. But so that I'd have a window into their creativity, I added a digital backstore or canvas that they evolve connections into, and move a pen around, in addition to having morphic fields calculated there automatically. So they can evolve a form of cybernetic telepathy, and collaborate on a true-colour animation 1024 frames long, while eating psychedelics, opiates and other mood-modifiers. You can then view this animation a number of ways

It's a toy, but it evolves resilient bio-inspired neuro-controllers that do homing and self-preservation. So if you run it long enough, maybe the Army shows up. Happy hacking!"

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What if Real AI will be Born, not Built

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "A few years old now and approaching its second major version, Critterding is an artificial-life lab and physics sandbox where robotic "critters" evolve locomotion, vision and behaviours like fighting and foraging. It's a great way to teach yourself about evolution and neural nets, both of which I think are mind-expanding to understand.

Well, I forked Critterding at the end of 2009 to make a richer evolver called telepathic-critterdrug. There are numerous small new features and fixes but most importantly, I added five types of mind-altering drugs for them to distinguish from food, in the hopes that they would develop a ritual diet including them like ancient man, use them for utility like by favouring stimulants for faster foraging, or have an accelerated rise to language, art and religious feeling by dint of occasional intoxication.

So I have shown that evolved software can have its performance improved by being put on speed. A pretty amazing result. But so that I'd have a window into their creativity, I added a digital backstore or canvas that they evolve connections into, and move a pen around, in addition to having morphic fields calculated there automatically. So they can evolve a form of cybernetic telepathy, and collaborate on a true-colour animation 1024 frames long, while eating psychedelics, opiates and other mood-modifiers. You can then view this animation a number of ways

It's a toy, but it evolves resilient bio-inspired neuro-controllers that do homing and self-preservation. So if you run it long enough, maybe the Army shows up. Happy hacking!"

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Robotic Telepaths Select Between Food and Drugs, D

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

brilanon writes "So we have an evolution lab called Critterding where robotic shapes evolve to locomote and seek food using an eye, in a simple physics sandbox. Neural nets are designed by natural selection to respond to vision and move around in a competition to get food the fastest. No scores are kept, the critters' only goal is to reproduce and propagate their design. In this way you can slowly grow intelligent software controllers for your robots, resilient homing programs that socialize and paint, on a telepathic digital backstore that interconnects their brains like Rupert Sheldrake's morphic fields.

Sheldrake is a contemporary of Terence McKenna whose ideas about the role of drug foods in the emergence of language, spirituality and art influenced my decision to make critterdrug significantly. My program implements some ideas of both thinkers on evolution and biology. So it stands apart, but Critterding has moved on too and is worth trying on its own. Good luck, flamoot"

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New Species to Try for Critterdrug, Consciousness

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "Critterdrug is an evolving robot simulator in physics, with eyesight, that just turned two years old. I've uploaded a new species today, to try in a sandbox, which demonstrate eyesight, socialization, homing and various responses to food, particles, danger and the four types of drugs.

Source is available for Linux and Windows binaries are provided for a recent version at the web page for Critterdrug.

Full disclosure: Critterdrug is a port of a Belgian A-Life lab called Critterding"

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Biological Brainfuck Machine

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 3 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "New to the soon-to-be-export-controlled field of optimizers and automated problem solvers is ca-ga, an evolving neurogenetic cell ecology for Linux and Windows.
A hundred megs of DNA wires a hundred megs of neurons as a population of candidate components vie for territory and aptitude at the secondary fitness function which provides an energy impetus.
The end result is a thinking system the size of Firefox. Fun"

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Neurogenetic Controller Evolver Even for Windows

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 3 years ago

brilanon writes "ca-ga is a new a-life lab, hitherto unknown to this area. The pure genetic version runs very large grids of long genomes at startling speeds, and displays patterns characteristic of stepped gene expressions like spots, stripes, tissues, gametes, and low technology like basket weaves and ropes.
Then I added 254 neurons per cell. The default dimensions allow for 1625600 total neurons whose wiring plans are in flux as 100 megs of DNA is evaluated on a per-cell basis. Really, really exciting stuff.
Reading the esoteric bf language is the proof of concept real world fitness function but I think you could use it for captcha cracking or trading stocks or flying planes. At any rate, it solves the problem"

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Electronic Life Make Evolving Art

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 3 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "Good news! On Sept 4, critterdrug, the a-life lab for the twenty-teens was updated to make generating a species almost trivial. A new video shows semi-random artificial animals gaining neurons and synapses as they compete to draw a gradient on an animated shared canvas which constitutes 1024 frames spread through time. The canvas is a 10-megabyte digital backstore to the lossy neural nets that populate the world. What you get is a cellular automata run by psychic neural nets that are bound by the rules of a survival contest with physics. Features implementations of telepathy, Rupert Sheldrake's morphic fields and five types of drugs. The key assignments have changed since critterding, check the changelog on the web page for the new ones. Happy hacking!"
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Neural Nets Make Art While High

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "telepathic-critterdrug is a controversial fork of the open source artificial-life sim Critterding, a physics sandbox where blocky creatures evolve neural nets in a survival contest. What we've done is to give these animals an extra retina which is shared with the whole population. It's extended through time like a movie and they can write to it for communication or pleasure. Since this introduces the possibility of the creation of art, we decided to give them a selection of narcotics, stimulants and psychedelics. This is not in Critterding.

The end result is a high-colour cellular automata running on a substrate that thinks and evolves, and may actually produce hallucinations in the user."

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Psychic Neural Nets Take Drugs and Draw

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

brilanon (1121645) writes "The open source artificial-life sim Critterding is a physics sandbox where blocky creatures evolve neural nets in a survival contest. What we've done is to give these animals an extra retina which is shared with the whole population. It's extended through time like a movie and they can write to it for communication or pleasure. Since this introduces the possibility of the creation of art, we decided to give them a selection of narcotics, stimulants and psychedelics. This is not in Critterding.

telepathic-critterdrug is our new application and it may actually produce hallucinations in the user. If the rules for Conway's game of life emerged from the substrate's thought and evolution you might get something like this. (Screenshot)"

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Brains on BOINC

brilanon brilanon writes  |  about 6 years ago

brilanon writes "An upstart contender in the strong AI arena is leveraging the distributed power of the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (website). According to Intelligence Realm's site, they've simulated almost two hundred billion neurons already."

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twitter is retarded

brilanon brilanon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I think micro blogging is the gayest thing on earth. SMS is longer than a twitter message. Some of us have actual blogging to do

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